EX-31.1 2 exhibit311.htm EXHIBIT 31.1 - SECTION 302 CERTIFICATION exhibit311.htm
Exhibit 31.1 

I, Robert A. Niblock, certify that:
(1)  I have reviewed this Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 3, 2012 of Lowe's Companies, Inc.;

(2)  Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

(3)  Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

April 10, 2012
/s/ Robert A. Niblock
Robert A. Niblock
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer